FTC Hearing 4: Oct. 24 Session 1: Emerging Trends in Patent Quality

The Federal Trade Commission held the fourth session of the Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century initiative at the FTC’s Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018.

This is a video recording of the wecloming remarks by USPTO Commissioner Drew Hirshfeld, followed by a panel discussion Emerging Trends in Patent Quality.

The two-day event examined the role of intellectual property in promoting innovation from academic, economic, and industry perspectives. The sessions also examined emerging trends in patent quality and litigation, and included the FTC’s first wide-scale exploration of copyright issues.

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